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croissant

[French krwah-sahn; English kruh-sahnt] /French krwɑˈsɑ̃; English krəˈsɑnt/
noun, plural croissants
[French krwah-sahn; English kruh-sahnts] /French krwɑˈsɑ̃; English krəˈsɑnts/ (Show IPA)
1.
a rich, buttery, crescent-shaped roll of leavened dough or puff paste.
Origin of croissant
1895-1900
1895-1900; < French: literally, crescent
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croissant

/ˈkrwʌsɒŋ; French krwasɑ̃/
noun
1.
a flaky crescent-shaped bread roll made of a yeast dough similar to puff pastry
Word Origin
French, literally: crescent
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Word Origin and History for croissant
n.

1899, see crescent.

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